Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
was one of baseball's most thrilling players. jackie robinson changed baseball and he changed america. he kept his focus in the face of adversity because he had a higher goal. in studying him, i learned that branch ricky, who decided to courageously break the color barrier, look for a black that had the temperament and the focus to take all of the jeers, to take all of the hostility and take all of the hate and still perform and rise above what he was facing. jackie robinson showed a change agent but first changed himself. must have the temperament, the determination and focus that they can take whatever it is necessary to take in order to make change happen. those that opened door have to be stronger than those that walk through doors that have already been opened. happy birthday, jackie robinson. thank you for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hawks or buzzards? let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews down in washington. let me start tonight with this. the boiling hatred of the american right poured over today in hearings on chuck hagel'
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
and jackie harbaugh will be feeling both at the same time. they're the proud parents of the two opposing super bowl coaches. john harbaugh, and the san francisco coach jim harbaugh. yesterday mom and dad held court in new orleans. >> this is our -- my hero right here, jackie harbaugh. and one other thing we would like to say, you're going to ask you how we feel on this historic event. jackie, who has it better than us? nobody! >> nobody! the harbaughs say they won't be wearing either team's colors, they say both sons have told them just enjoy the experience. >> later today on "the situation room" i have a piece exploring what brotherhood really means. >> in this case? >> i looked through all the famous brothers in history to see if there is a lesson there. >> i heard the last time there was a match-up between the boys, the parents did not attend the game. >> pretty competitive guys. >> thank you. >>> it is 19 minutes after the hour, time for your early reads, your local news making national headlines . this is an amazing story. hackers invading the "new york times." hackers out of china
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
those that walk through doors that have already been opened. happy birthday, jackie robinson. thank you for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hawks or buzzards? let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews down in washington. let me start tonight with this. the boiling hatred of the american right poured over today in hearings on chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense. hatred, pure and simple. from the mouths of john mccain and lindsey graham as they slashed away at war hero hagel. badgering the witness is too nice a description. the hawks swirled like buzzards sweeping down, pecking and pulling at the skin of a former colleague who dared to say this country's been too ready to enter wars the american people quickly wish we'd never gotten into. what's with this hatred now centered in the american sunbelt? what do we make of this poll that shows two out of three texas republicans now want our president impeached? why the cussedness, why the range war, why the hatred of anyone who dares to stand with obama? why can't politics be a
Jan 25, 2013 2:35am EST
and jackie harbaugh and go, ravens. >> i don't know if we had a dream this big. we had a few dreams, we had a few fights and arguments. >> which brings us to today, which is of all things opposite day. >> we're on, okay, good. >> read the prompter. >> there are probably endless ways to celebrate this day. sponge bob square pants did a whole episode on it. so whatever way you choose to confuse people, enjoy. >> we're switching roles today. i'm taking the willis position. >> 15 seconds. >> the only difference is i'm awake. >> wrap it up.
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
, they need you. >>> even though jackie harbaugh would love for the super bowl to end in a tie, we know that's unlikely. the parntents of the head coachg brothers held their own news conference and talked about who they'll be thinking about most after the game is over. >> there's going to be one winner and there's going to be one that's going to be totally disappointed, and my thoughts go to that one that will not experience the thrill of victory, and that's where our thoughts will be. every single parent can identify with that, that thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, and on sunday night, we're going to experience both of those great emotions, and our thoughts will be with the one that comes up a little short. >> that would be tough, wouldn't it? never has a sibling rivalry been so in your face. put yourself in your place, could you annihilate your brother's dream for your own? the brothers harbaugh are living the dream, the same dream, and only one will wake up happy monday morning. >> you just grow up fighting for everything, you fight for the extra hotdog, you fight for girls, you
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
qualified people, -- so she ali g -- social. jackie joins us from st. joseph, missouri, republican line. >> i support the nomination of chuck hagel. i think the war in iraq was a mistake. it allowed iran to pursue nuclear weapons, unfettered. we did the same thing in libya, leaving a political vacuum. what we can deal with in the future is afghanistan where we have been at war for 11 years with no end in sight. i do support chuck hagel. i think his moderate approach to war is a step in the right direction. >> one of the last two question chuck hagel was ted cruz, and a couple of you weighed in on his line of questioning. this is from bill who says ted cruz brought out the real colors of chuck hagel. he should not be considered -- confirmed. danny responds cruise was a fraud in context and he knows it. another exchange with a veteran from the committee, lindsey graham. >> he said the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people. i am not an israeli senator, i am a united states senator and this pressure makes us do dumb things at times. he said the jewish lobby should not be used. name one p